Embase: Systematic searching in 10 mins at MLA 2012
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It is a daunting task to try and explain the value of Embase and all its features in only 10 minutes, but our Product Manager, Daan De Jong, rose to the challenge and in case you missed any of his ...

It is a daunting task to try and explain the value of Embase and all its features in only 10 minutes, but our Product Manager, Daan De Jong, rose to the challenge and in case you missed any of his sessions, we’d like to share them with you. This one focuses on carrying out systematic searches in Embase.

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  • Our more international coverage is true; yes we have more European, Asian and Latin American content, but not at a cost of our North American coverage; Roughly 2700 N-American journals in Embase; 2500 in Medline.
  • Our more international coverage is true; yes we have more European, Asian and Latin American content, but not at a cost of our North American coverage; Roughly 2700 N-American journals in Embase; 2500 in Medline.
  • Our more international coverage is true; yes we have more European, Asian and Latin American content, but not at a cost of our North American coverage; Roughly 2700 N-American journals in Embase; 2500 in Medline.

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  • BLITS:Getting the Bestfrom Embase & Systematic SearchingEMBASE.com Key tips and tricks in 10 minutes...
  • Our content overview The Cochrane Handbook for Sys. Reviews provides great insight...
  • Our content overview Emtree: Biomedical thesaurus, over 60k terms 1947 1950 1974 2009 Embase: Fully indexed: Over 8000 journals, 1974- MEDLINE: 2,500 journals unique to Embase, mapped to Embase indexing, 1950- (including MEDLINE Classic) Embase Classic: AIP and In Process: Digitally scanned and Indexing added, from 2009 re-indexed, 1947-1973 Conference Abstracts: Indexing added, from 2009 3
  • Quickly sorting out what’s what... Embase Unique Embase & Medline Medline on Embase 5.5m 10m 9m 2000 3000 2500 [embase/lim] NOT [embase/lim] AND [medline/lim] NOT [medline]/lim [medline]/lim [embase]/lim 4
  • Tips on how to use our Evidence Based Medicinefilters... Cochrane Review Randomized Controlled Trial Embase: introduced in 2006 Embase: introduced in 1994 Medline: introduced in 2000 Medline: available from 1966 on Controlled Clinical Trial Systematic Review Embase: introduced in 1994 Embase: introduced in 2004 Medline: introduced in 1995 Medline: not available Meta Analysis Embase: introduced in 1994 Medline: introduced in 1989 5
  • Another handy tool... Leveraging study types and populations in your search
  • Use the study types filter and population option - Study types and population are so called checked tags; the indexers ‘must’ check for this type of information. - Detailed information on checktags and description of it’s meaning can be found in indexing guide 2012 (embase.com/info) 7
  • And a third...Using proximity operators to drill down a free text search 8
  • Using proximity operators Proximity operators let you search for words or phrases at any specified distance from each other. NEAR/n This requests terms which are within n words of each other, in either direction. cardiac near/5 catheter retrieves: "Despite complicated cardiac anatomy, catheter ablation of AT..."? "... patients undergoing catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias ..."? "...a continuous thermodilution cardiac output pulmonary artery catheter."? NEXT/n This requests terms which are within n words of each other in the order specified. hip next/3 prosthesis retrieves: "... rheumatoid arthritis, joint surgery, hip or knee prosthesis ..."? "metal on metal hip resurfacing, prosthesis failure (complication, diagnosis)..."? 9
  • Want to learn more...? 1. Subscribe to our Monthly newsletter at http://www.embase.com/info/newsletter! 2. Go to embase.com/info 3. Or contact us now at http://www.embase.com/info/contact-us! 10